Access to Support for Persons from Abroad

Tuesday 18 November 2014, 2:15pm - 6:45pm

Garden Court Chambers

This conference aims to give practitioners practical tips on how to ensure that their clients have access to a wide range of support.

Date: Tuesday 18 November 2014
Time: 2:15pm - 6:45pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  

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Please note that this event is now fully booked. To reserve a place on the waiting list, please contact Professional Briefings via

This conference aims to give practitioners practical tips on how to ensure that their clients have access to a wide range of support. From exploring levels of support available to families with no recourse to public funds, to supporting vulnerable adults and migrant care leavers, this seminar offers the opportunity to enrich your knowledge of this area.


Access to welfare benefits:

  • Position of primary carers of British children with no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
  • New restrictions for EEA jobseekers – including removal of housing benefit
  • Dealing with suspension of welfare benefits pending verification of claimant’s immigration status

Supporting vulnerable adults:

  • ‘Destitution plus’ post-SL v Westminster CC
  • Right to shelter and use of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights

Supporting migrant care leavers:

  • Schedule 3, NIAA 2002 and accessing support
  • Accessing education post-Tigre
  • Scope of corporate parenting for young adults subject to immigration control

Supporting children with families subject to immigration control:

  • Levels of support to NRPF families
  • Dispersing families out of area for accommodation
  • Assessment of needs, credibility and best interests of children

Update on asylum support:

  • Level of asylum support post-Refugee Action case
  • Developments in asylum support appeals
  • Eligibility for support for Article 8 claims

What is included?

  • Accredited by the BSB
  • Talks prepared by specialist practitioners who work across community care, immigration and asylum, welfare benefits and public law
  • Comprehensive notes for your future reference
  • The opportunity to ask questions
  • Refreshments

Who should attend?

  • Community care practitioners aiming to build on their experience in this area
  • Immigration practitioners with significant experience in this area

About the speakers

Stephen Knafler QC is Joint Head of Chambers and is a leading practitioner in immigration, public law, and community care law.

Adrian Berry is an immigration law barrister with significant experience in the way immigration law intersects with human rights, public law and social welfare, particularly in terms of migrant support.

Desmond Rutledge is a welfare benefits expert with experience in cases that cross over with housing, immigration and community care law.

Anthony Vaughan specialises in all areas of immigration, asylum and human rights law. He also practises in public law and social welfare law.

Shu Shin Luh is a public law and community care law barrister with expertise in the rights of children and vulnerable adults, and others seeking services and support.

Bryony Poynor is an immigration and asylum law barrister. She also has expertise in asylum support, public law and welfare benefits law.


Cost: £35:00 per person plus VAT

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